Latest Newt Gingrich ad: Mitt Romney would ‘mislead, distort and deceive’

With the Florida debates over, and Mitt Romney pulling away in statewide polls, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has gone nuclear:

The script:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, from a 2007 campaign ad: “If a man’s dishonest to obtain a job, he’ll be dishonest on the job.”

Male narrator: What kind of man would mislead, distort, and deceive just to win an election? This man would. Mitt Romney. Romney said he has always voted Republican when he had the opportunity. But in the 1992 Massachusetts primary, Romney had the chance to vote for George H.W. Bush or Pat Buchanan, but he voted for a liberal Democrat instead.

“Romney said his investments in Fannie and Freddie were in a blind trust. But as reported in the National Journal, Romney earned tens of thousands of dollars from investments NOT in a blind trust.

“Romney denied seeing a false ad his campaign used to attack Newt Gingrich. But Romney’s own campaign paid for the ad and Romney’s own voice is on the ad approving its false content.

“If we can’t trust what Mitt Romney says about his own record, how can we trust him on anything?”

The ad closes with these words on the screen: “…that’s why he’ll lose to Obama.” It’s as tough a TV spot as any we’ve seen this cycle.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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44 comments Add your comment

Ted

January 27th, 2012
3:24 pm

Newt is a class act with his recent upgrade on his wife from coach to first class.

Brett

January 27th, 2012
3:25 pm

Newt’s utter lack of class is showing for any who were unsuspecting.

[...] UPDATE: Newt goes nuclear. Hat Tip: Political Insider. [...]

Mark

January 27th, 2012
3:40 pm

Newt is now going for the jugular! Damn I’m loving this!

Ok I'll play along

January 27th, 2012
3:44 pm

Newt’s got nothing to lose now. Might as well go for it. Newt is after all not lying, deceiving and distorting facts during the book tour, err, campaign.

jconservative

January 27th, 2012
3:57 pm

The Republican “establishment” is also going nuclear against Newt. Pressure from all sides.
The office he felt was within his grasp has evaporated into the mist of day.

Wow

January 27th, 2012
4:03 pm

THAT’S first class?????????

Ga Values...Ron Paul for Peace & Prosperity

January 27th, 2012
4:04 pm

This says it all

General Election: Romney vs. Obama NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl Obama 49, Romney 43 Obama +6

General Election: Gingrich vs. Obama NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl Obama 55, Gingrich 37 Obama +18

General Election: Romney vs. Obama Rasmussen Reports Obama 45, Romney 42 Obama +3

General Election: Gingrich vs. Obama Rasmussen Reports Obama 48, Gingrich 41 Obama +7

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_santorum_vs_obama-2912.html

Ga Values...Ron Paul for Peace & Prosperity

January 27th, 2012
4:07 pm

Looks like the public likes Obama more than NEWT.. Vot for a real conservative… RON PAUL

President Obama Job Approval Gallup Approve 43, Disapprove 49 Disapprove +6

President Obama Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 46, Disapprove 52 Disapprove +6

Josh

January 27th, 2012
4:09 pm

4:03 pm

THAT’S first class?????????

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Ga Values…Ron Paul for Peace & Prosperity

January 27th, 2012
4:04 pm

This says it all

General Election: Romney vs. Obama NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl Obama 49, Romney 43 Obama +6

General Election: Gingrich vs. Obama NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl Obama 55, Gingrich 37 Obama +18

General Election: Romney vs. Obama Rasmussen Reports Obama 45, Romney 42 Obama +3

General Election: Gingrich vs. Obama Rasmussen Reports Obama 48, Gingrich 41 Obama +7

Actually this doesn’t mean much of anything this far out from November

Ryan Shakur

January 27th, 2012
4:13 pm

Ga Values...Ron Paul for Peace & Prosperity

January 27th, 2012
4:13 pm

Mike Huckabee, who makes a cameo at the beginning of the latest Newt Gingrich ad, said in a statement on his PAC’s website that he wasn’t consulted before the ad was released:

Any use of an out of context quote from the Republican Presidential primary 4 years ago in a political ad to advocate for the election or defeat of another candidate is not authorized, approved or known in advance by me. I have made it clear that I have not and do not anticipate making an endorsement in the GOP primary, but will support the nominee. My hope is to defeat Barack Obama and win majorities in both the House and Senate, not to attack any of the Presidential candidates who might be our nominee.

Road Scholar

January 27th, 2012
4:18 pm

Takes one to call one!

honested

January 27th, 2012
4:24 pm

This from a guy whose entire ‘accomplishment’ is false.

Next.

Look before I leap...

January 27th, 2012
4:40 pm

On the brighter side, Santorum has taken his ball and gone home.

James Dobson

January 27th, 2012
5:01 pm

Poor David Frum, Peggy Noonan, George Will, Kathleen Parker, et al..they are so sad right now.

ROFLMAO…they know the inmates have taken over the asylum in the GOP and there is nothing they can do but sit back and watch how these teanutty birtherithic xenophobes completely marginalize their party into oblivion.

HBB

January 27th, 2012
5:01 pm

Just think about it! In the near future, at the end of this decade, he may be, Governor Gingrich of the Moon! Our 51st State.

Attack Dog

January 27th, 2012
5:53 pm

Tell us again what is Speaker Boehner’s approval rating as compared to President Obama? Tell us again how much Dixiecrats spent on negative ads about Nancy Pelosi? Liberals need to stay out of the way because all of the professional mudslinging going on, will soon to turn into quicksand.

The Snark

January 27th, 2012
5:54 pm

Guess Romney must have read the GOPAC memo on “How To Speak Like Newt.”

Attack Dog

January 27th, 2012
5:56 pm

If Dixiecrats say that other Dixiecrats mislead, distort and deceive, what are they if much later on, Liberals call the Dixiecrats the same thing? Oh, I know. The Liberals would by “lying on them.”

Attack Dog

January 27th, 2012
5:58 pm

When will Mitt tell us how many good paying American jobs he has created with his capital gains tax savings? Matter of fact, how many real businesses has he created since he left Bain Capital?

George Hills

January 27th, 2012
6:09 pm

The fact Mr. Gingrich is for flooding America with waves of Mexican & red Chinese immigrants should be the biggest concern to smart voters.

jumping jack flash

January 27th, 2012
6:13 pm

Gingrich is in a free fall, and will soon find himself in the same trash heap as “nine, nine, nine,” et al.. One interesting side bar is, even with the cash infusion from the Las Vegas fruit cake, he is still a loser. Maybe you can’t buy an election, after all.

Travis McGee

January 27th, 2012
6:20 pm

Well, you have to believe ol’ Newt because if anyone knows anything about misleading, distorting and deceiving it’d be the Newtster. That ol’ boy has raised those character flaws to an artform.

Look before I leap...

January 27th, 2012
6:23 pm

Male narrator: What kind of man would mislead, distort, and deceive just to win an election?

The real answer is ANY man running for President.

FiveThirtyEight ran an interesting analysis on the candidate’s truthfulness by comparing PolitiFact scoring from back in Sep to Jan of this year. While Nate Silver cautions that the analysis is not suitable to determining which candidate lies more, it does that show that truthfulness and fact have suffered for ALL the remaining candidates.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/another-check-on-the-campaigns-truthiness/#more-24087

Look before I leap...

January 27th, 2012
6:26 pm

That ol’ boy has raised those character flaws to an artform

Only if you call having the public’s nose continually being rubbed in a heaping, steaming pile of bulls*#t, “art”.

Madison

January 27th, 2012
6:37 pm

“If a man’s dishonest to obtain a job….” What about if he’s just dishonest, period? Of Newt’s three marriages, he cheated on No. 1, with No. 2 and cheated on No. 2 with No. 3. He was reprimanded for lying to congress, and continues to deny that his employment by Fannie/Freddie was to help them get advantages in Washington.
The crash is more than welcome.

Madison

January 27th, 2012
6:39 pm

Look,
Art is in the eyes of the beholder. (funny post.)

Look before I leap...

January 27th, 2012
6:46 pm

New GOP campaign ad attacking Obama as the “Food stamp” President:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrgxHvNNUc

Serious Robuck

January 27th, 2012
7:01 pm

Republicans can’t find anybody better than these two clowns??? This is the best they can come up with??? Sad. Sad. Sad.

Beating Obama should be easy this year, but it looks more and more like it will be impossible.

honested

January 27th, 2012
7:04 pm

Didn’t Nut spend most of the ’80s complaining about just such ‘art’?

Presidential Wednesday: Friday Edition

January 27th, 2012
7:06 pm

[...] UPDATE: Newt goes nuclear. Hat Tip: Political Insider. [...]

double

January 27th, 2012
8:29 pm

The description describes Newt and Student of Newt best.Distort,deceive,mislead.Td says Newt balanced budget four years,when he was not around the last two.Think Newt left in 1999.I suppose if you tell same lies over and over then you start believing them.

Knute

January 27th, 2012
10:16 pm

Newt is absolutely disgusting to this Tea Party guy. I am not part of any establishment – as he claims those against him are – but I sure as heck know that Newt has little chance to win the general election due to his unmitigated arrogance. I love it…he says people hate him because he is a “real leader”. Leaders aren’t hated by their troops.

Rumbo

January 28th, 2012
12:01 am

I wondered when Newt would lose it. The moon colony thing is classic Gingrich. It’s Romney from here on.

Colla'Greeniqua

January 28th, 2012
12:58 am

I gravitate to the GOP more often than not in elections but I swear if it’s BHO versus Gingrich I’m voting for Obama.

Newt’s a brilliant, interesting fellow but he scares the living crap out of me ’cause he’s so loopy.

Monty Python

January 28th, 2012
4:59 am

Wow. Newt’s willful lack of self awareness knows no boundaries, does it? The guy is shameless. Mislead, distort and deceive could be his middle name, confirmation name and nickname. He’s made a career on those three activities. How anyone can vote for this guy is beyond me.

Road Scholar

January 28th, 2012
6:14 am

If President Obama is the “food stamp” president, doesn’t that implicate the Repub Congress?

catlady

January 28th, 2012
6:37 am

And Newt knows lying!

Travis McGee

January 28th, 2012
6:55 am

Newt will soon be back on his book tour with another book in the oven: “How I Started Out on a Book Tour and Ended Up Running for President.”

My guess is when Newt decides to pack it in he’ll contact the Vatican and have the campaign annulled — as if it never happened just like he did with his two previous marriages.

Now, if that’s not BS I don’t know what is.

Truth-O-Meter

January 28th, 2012
8:53 am

Let’s say that Newt did tell congress not to work with Fannie and Freddie and that they needed to be broken up, all while taking money from Freddie and Fannie to the tune of more than a million dollars. Now, let’s say that you work for Company A but you trash that employer to others, but you keep on taking their money. That’s not my idea of a trustworthy person or one of character. Newt has a character deficit and this is just one more glaring example.
I am just saying…

Hot Dog

January 28th, 2012
9:03 am

NEWT, the SERIAL LIAR AND ADULTERER WILL NEVER BE THE NOMINEE. He’s his own worse enemy. Don’t worry folks… It’s just a matter of time before Newt loses it and Tramp Stamp # 4 will come out of the closet.Then the ICE QUEEN (AKA Tramp Stamp # 3) will be put out to pasture. Remember…Hot Dog told you so!

By the way, has anyone heard anything about REV. HERMAN PIMP DADDY CAIN SUING GINGER (GLAMOR GIRL) WHITE FOR SLANDER?

honested

January 28th, 2012
10:42 am

All this common sense.

But soon, Georgian sheeple will line up to cast a vote to put this miscreant in the top elected job in the Country.

Facts just escape some folks.

johninlongmont

January 28th, 2012
11:53 am

Largent said, “Newt, you were the one who drafted the contract and then told us to sign it. Now, you’re the one pressuring us to break it. But Newt, if I wasn’t intimidated by the thought of 250 pound linebackers who wanted to kill me every time I crossed the field, why would I be intimidated by you?”

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